Specifically, the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency has executed the contract option, which together with the the $325.5m awarded in May brings the total funding to $641 million.
The deal will ensure the availability of Common GPS Modules (CGM) for advanced military GPS receivers with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing capabilities. The technology is intended to help warfighters conduct operations in what may be contested Electronic environments.
Under the terms of the contract, BAE Systems will manufacture CGMs for future ground, airborne, and weapon GPS receivers for the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies. The intention is to meet domestic and international demand for Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) Increment 1 M-Code modules in GPS receivers up to the end of the decade.
“Military operations require assured positioning, navigation, and timing and our customers are shifting to M-Code to harden their GPS systems against jamming and spoofing,” said Frank Zane, Navigation and Sensor Systems business development director at BAE Systems. “We’re ready to meet this need today with secure, reliable M-Code GPS solutions, and we’re developing the next-generation of solutions to stay ahead of the threat.”
Military GPS modules
The company says it is currently delivering two advanced M-Code GPS receivers. The first is the Miniature PLGR (Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver) Engine – M-Code (MPE-M), and the second is the NavStrike-M GPS receiver.
Deliveries of the ultra-small MicroGRAM-M are expected in 2022 and deliveries of the Strategic Anti-jam Beamforming Receiver – M-Code (SABR-M) are expected in 2024.
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